Possibly the Work of Mrs. Moses B. Russell (American, 1809-54)
Two Little Girls with a Kitten. Unsigned. Watercolor and gouache on ivory, depicting the brown-haired, rosy-cheeked children, one wearing a pink dress and holding a tabby kitten in her lap; the other wearing a purple printed dress, holding a blue ribbon attached to the kitten, 3 5/8 x 2 3/4 in., in a molded giltwood frame. Condition: Small areas of paint loss on the clothing.